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ID:Core Stereo 10 noise

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:41 am
by GeMir
I've got my Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 (firmware version: 1.2.1) a week ago and it's quite noisy.

Here are my test results with clean sound in manual mode with gain set to 0:
  • Volume 10, no instrument cable connected — no noise (amp mutes the speaker?)
  • Volume 0, no instrument cable connected, USB cable connected — severe noise, annoying
  • Volume 2, only instrument cable connected — slight noise
  • Volume 5, only instrument cable connected — severe noise, annoying
  • Volume 2, guitar volume 10/humbucker — slight noise
  • Volume 5, guitar volume 10/humbucker — severe noise, annoying
  • Volume 2, guitar volume 10/single-coil (middle) — slight noise
  • Volume 5, guitar volume 10/single-coil (middle) — severe noise, annoying
  • Volume 2, guitar volume 10/single-coil (neck) — slight noise
  • Volume 5, guitar volume 10/single-coil (neck) — severe noise, annoying
"Slight noise" means it's a hearable constant noise and it doesn't sound line the "normal" 50/60 Hz hum.
Is it ok for this amp? Is there anything I can do against it (I've already did a factory reset)?

My guitar is a Squier Affinity Strat HSS and I'm using a Fender instrument cable.

Re: ID:Core Stereo 10 noise

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:54 pm
by GeMir
Today I was by a local guitar teacher with my rig and he said: this noise level is absolutely normal for any amp.
So, the "problem" is solved.